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File Photo: Flares and lights from oil wells dot the horizon on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation, just over the Missouri River from New Town, North Dakota November 1, 2014. REUTERS/Andrew Cullen/File Photo

Double Taxing the Oil Industry Is a Good Way for the Three Affiliated Tribes to Lose a Lot of Money

Double Taxing the Oil Industry Is a Good Way for the Three Affiliated Tribes to Lose a Lot of Money

UPDATE: A reader points out that the Three Affiliated Tribes owns their own oil development company called Missouri River Resources. That seems like a very big conflict of interest. A tribal-owned oil company is going to be operating at a distinct advantage under a dual state-and-tribal tax regime. Back during their 2015 session North Dakota lawmakers removed

A protestor pours gasoline on a fire blocking North Dakota Hwy. 1806 on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016, north of Cannon Ball. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor

What if the Fort Laramie Treaty Actually Required Standing Rock to Accept the Dakota Access Pipeline?

There has been a lot of talk of late about treaties from the protesters trying to block the Dakota Access Pipeline, with the assertion that the land the pipeline is being built on is land the Sioux people never ceded to the federal government. “Today, the Oceti Sakowin has enacted eminent domain on DAPL lands,

Tribes Take Aim At Wrong Target With Fee Proposal For Flaring

It is understandable that the folks on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation want to fix the flaring problem. After all, the reservation is home to some of the worst flaring in the state. Last month, based on numbers I obtained from the Department of Mineral Resources, I pointed out that flaring on the reservation was

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